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Unfaithful (2002)

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Average Rating: 5.7/10
Reviews Counted: 161
Fresh: 79 | Rotten: 82

Diane Lane shines in the role, but the movie adds nothing new to the genre and the resolution is unsatisfying.

43

Average Rating: 5.7/10
Critic Reviews: 37
Fresh: 16 | Rotten: 21

Diane Lane shines in the role, but the movie adds nothing new to the genre and the resolution is unsatisfying.

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Average Rating: 3.3/5
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Movie Info

Diane Lane is a wayward wife and Richard Gere is her suspicious husband in Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful. Connie (Lane) leaves her suburban home on an errand, venturing into Manhattan during a wicked windstorm. On a trash-strewn Soho street, she literally runs into Paul Martel (Olivier Martinez), a handsome young Frenchman carrying a huge stack of books. Connie has a bad scrape on her knee, and is unable to get a cab, so Paul invites her up to his apartment. Paul is quietly flirtatious as he gives

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Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Alvin Sargent, William Broyles

Dec 17, 2002

$52.7M

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A movie about sexuality that really throbs with eroticism.

July 20, 2002 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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The movie is called Unfaithful, but it's actually extremely faithful -- to the adultery movie rulebook, anyway.

June 13, 2002
Arizona Republic
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What's curious about Unfaithful is just how little it pops.

June 1, 2002 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly
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A glossy, depthless melodrama.

May 19, 2002 Full Review Source: New York Magazine
New York Magazine
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After the plot's big turning point, the movie loses its focus and can't decide whether it wants to be a melodrama or a crime thriller.

May 14, 2002 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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Diane Lane is magnificent in this movie.

May 13, 2002 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Not for kids, but some adults will like it.

December 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Comment (1)
Common Sense Media

Works precisely because it is so upsetting, unusually so for a studio film, and so empathetic for Connie at the hands of her attractive manipulator. [Blu-ray]

February 1, 2009 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

Unfaithful is not so much about the conventions of a typical bored housewife falls for exotic foreigner with disastrous results story, but in fact plumbs the depths of what really constitutes intimacy, and how complacency, rather than the melodramatic ups

July 2, 2008 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

[Diane Lane] is more than enough reason to see Unfaithful.

July 25, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

The outstanding performances help smooth over the plot devices.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Gere is convincing in a role that he most likely would have not taken even five years ago.

August 20, 2003 Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com
CinemaBlend.com

Devolves...from bland diversion into some truly unsettling sexual politics, and tumbles from that already low plateau into an ersatz In the Bedroom.

March 19, 2003 Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks
Nick's Flick Picks

'Lo que vale el precio es la estupenda actuación de Diane Lane, quien encarna a la perfección el prototipo de mujer moderna con una sólida interpretación'

March 14, 2003 Full Review Source: Moviola

We are supposed to like all the characters, and yet in some way, we can't like any of them.

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online
Film Quips Online

Would play better as a study of the human predisposition toward infidelity were its characters not so illogically single-minded and its atmosphere not so cheap-romance-novel trashy.

January 13, 2003 Full Review Source: Window to the Movies
Window to the Movies

Diane Lane is sexy as hell in this somewhat misguided tale of marital infidelity.

January 13, 2003 Full Review Source: Radio Free Entertainment
Radio Free Entertainment

Diane Lane is the best part of an otherwise unimpressive movie.

January 8, 2003
Cinema Sight

Not much to complain about here. Except that Hollywood doesn't come up more often with surprises this pleasant.

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

No, you are not more surprised than I am at my rating. Diane Lane delivers Oscar worthy stuff in a tightly made film.

December 7, 2002 Full Review

As a dramatic, erotic, romantic, existential (or not) thriller, Unfaithful almost but not quite succeeds.

December 5, 2002
Movie Metropolis

Exceptionally well acted by Diane Lane and Richard Gere.

November 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

Infidelity drama is nicely shot, well-edited ... and features a standout performance by Diane Lane.

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: Netflix
Netflix

Annoys with predictability for the first two-thirds, and unintentionally amuses with silliness for the last 30 minutes.

October 21, 2002 Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan
San Diego Metropolitan

[Lane] cooly hijacks the movie.

October 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Enquirer

Quiet, adult and just about more stately than any contemporary movie this year... a true study, a film with a questioning heart and mind that isn't afraid to admit it doesn't have all the answers.

September 23, 2002 Full Review Source: Entertainment Today
Entertainment Today

Audience Reviews for Unfaithful

Somewhere between soft core porn and an Oscar nominated drama.
September 9, 2010
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Really good. A bored housewife has an affair with a French man that she meets during a storm. The first half of this is about the sneaking around, the second half takes a turn I didn't expect and really gets quite dark. I did not expect this to be as good as it was.
April 8, 2010
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